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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Amedisys in the Health Care Services Industry (AMED, LHCG, CHE, BEAT, AFAM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Services industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Amedisys ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 20.2%. Following is LHC Group with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 20.4%. Chemed ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 22.0%.

CardioNet follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 25.2%, and Almost Family rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 26.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Almost Family on July 26th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $40.69. Since that call, shares of Almost Family have fallen 10.3%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): AMED LHCG CHE BEAT AFAM